More than 200 students and teachers showcased 74 projects at Pakistan’s National Science Fair (2009 – 2010), after making it through district and provincial levels. Of these, two individual and one team winner will go on to represent Pakistan at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF), to be held in San Jose, California, USA, in May 2010.
Honored at the fair were individual student winners Sheeraz Muveen, for the project ‘Effect usage of Lolium and Paspalum to decrease lead content against air pollution’; and Zain Shamim, for the project ‘Preparation of black ink from fruit arils of pomegranate’. The team winners honored were Amir Shahzad, Mohammad Sohail and Asjad Shaheen, for their project ‘Dyeing of wool and polyamide substrates with extracts of natural sources’.
The entries were judged by a panel of nationally renowned scientists and mathematicians headed by the Scientific Review Committee (SRC) and the winners were announced at the closing ceremony in February 2010.
The National Science Fair is the only fair in Pakistan affiliated to the Intel ISEF. The competition is a collaborative effort between Intel and the Ministry of Education, Government of Pakistan.